MURDOCK, Thomas Murray

Male 1803 - 1871  (68 years)


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  • Name MURDOCK, Thomas Murray 
    Born 1803  Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography


    • Thomas Murray Murdock, second son of Robert A. Murdock, was born in Chillisquaque township in 1803. He was a contractor and builder. In 1834 he was married to Eleanor Wilson, daughter of Nathaniel Wilson, Jr. (1779-1826), who lived near where Pottsgrove now is, and who for many years was a justice of the peace and paymaster in the militia (48th Regiment), and whose father, Nathaniel Wilson, Sr., was born in 1747 and died in Chillisquaque in 1807. Nathaniel Wilson, Sr., was married to Eleanor McAllister in 1774. He was one of the original subscribers to the Chillisquaque Presbyterian Church. Nathaniel Wilson, Jr. was married to Sarah Bond (1781-1832), a daughter of Samuel Bond (1754-1838) who emigrated to Chillisquaque in 1790 from Maryland, and who afterward became prominent in Northumberland county politics, being commissioned justice of the peace in 1797, and serving as county commissioner from 1806 to 1809, and as member of the State Legislature from 1811 to 1813, and again representing Columbia county in the Legislature from 1816 to 1818. Samuel Bond was a grandson of Sir Richard Bond, of England.
       
      Thomas M. Murdock was politically a Democrat. In 1847 he rebuilt the Susquehanna river bridge, which had been swept away by a flood. His wife, Eleanor Wilson Murdock, died in 1872. They were the parents of six children: Sarah, wife of the late C.W. Tharp, Esq.; Robert Hammond, who is still living, and who for many years was the agent of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company at Corry, Pa.; Jane, wife of Williamson Marsh, deceased; Nathaniel Wilson, who died in 1860, in his eighteenth year; Thomas A.; and Elizabeth Ellen, who married George Barclay, of Milton.
    Census (desc) 1850  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    working as a carpenter 
    Census (desc) 1860  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    working as a carpenter 
    Census (desc) 1870  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    working as a carpenter 
    _UID C2F64B0BBA3443CCB7F46C979455F818B227 
    Died 7 Jul 1871 
    Person ID I6418  Milton Families
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2011 

    Father MURDOCK, Robert Augustus,   b. Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1845 
    Mother FISHER, Mary,   d. 1857 
    Married 1799 
    Family ID F2007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family WILSON, Eleanor,   b. 1817, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1872  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 1834 
    Children 
     1. MURDOCK, Sarah,   b. 1836, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. MURDOCK, Robert Hammond,   b. 1838, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. MURDOCK, Jane,   b. 1844, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. MURDOCK, Nathaniel Wilson,   b. 1842, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860  (Age 18 years)
     5. MURDOCK, Thomas Augustus,   b. 20 Jun 1847, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1909  (Age 62 years)
     6. MURDOCK, Elizabeth Ellen,   b. 1850, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F1999  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a carpenter - 1850 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, Page 350.

    2. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 6.

    3. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 29.

    4. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 40.